Devil's Point Battery


Devil's Point Battery

Under the French occupation, 27 defence guns guarded access to the island. For many years, the fearsome and effective battery at Devil's Point (Pointe du Diable) prevented the English from approaching Grand Port. The cape was so named by the captains who sailed in front of it heading either to or from Grand Port and witnessed the strange occurrence of the compass needle turning madly all the way around… The truth was, the magnetic field inside the mountain was attracting and moving the compass dial!



Pointe du Diable

Lat: -20.299999237 - Lng: 57.583332062